Saturday, August 15, 2009

"Hey, did you hear about the Zucchini?"

Overheard hangin' around the vinegar cooler..

Just over two weeks ago I made a comment to a friend about how I hadn't seen any fruit flies yet this summer. Silly, silly me. Of course that meant they were on their way. In with the tomatoes. Do you have a problem with fruit flies?

Last year I learned a trick for keeping them away.

Fill a glass with apple cider vinegar and a squirt of liquid dish soap. The flies are attracted to the vinegar and the soap pulls them to the bottom of the glass. I promise it works.

Apparently a lot of people around here heard about that little trick last year, because the generic brand of cider vinegar was completely sold out after about 3 days in our local grocery store! So run out and get yours now while the gettin' is good. 'Cause if you don't have the fruit flies yet, I can tell you - they're a'comin'!!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I do have a problem with fruit flies.. they're such pesky things. I'll have to try this out! Great tip! :)